Nawaz Sharif tells govt to take Taliban peace offer seriously

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 08, 2013 06:03 hrs

Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the government should take the offer for talks by the Pakistani Taliban seriously.

Nawaz said that war and use of force is not the solution to any problem and that the play of explosives and spilling of blood only create hatred and distances, for which Pakistan is paying a heavy price, reports the Daily Times.

Nawaz said that the offer of negotiations by the Taliban should be taken seriously as the people of Pakistan need peace.

In a statement, the PML-N chief called upon the government to initiate serious, purposeful and result-oriented process of negotiations with Taliban, without any delay. He said the PML-N has always supported the resolution of all problems through negotiations.

Nawaz said that resolutions passed by parliament have also emphasised taking concrete steps to set the matters straight. He said that the nation wants peace, without which progress and prosperity can never be realised.

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